ERIC Number: ED107150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Contemporary Puerto Rican, Cuban-in-Exile, and Mexican-American Literature in a Pluralistic Society.
Clarke, Gerard R.
Bulletin (Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association), v53 n2 p7-12 Spring 1975
The purpose of this paper is to explore the attitudes of the Spanish-speaking people living in the United States as expressed in their prose, poetry, and drama. The scope of the paper includes the literature of Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Mexican Americans in the United States written between 1960 and 1973. The literature is surveyed to uncover themes of the demand for social justice, cultural alienation, loneliness in exile, and disillusionment with the American Dream. But on the positive side a harmonious bilingual/bicultural spirit is seen as emerging. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Biculturalism, Bilingualism, Cubans, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Contact, Drama, Ethnic Groups, Hispanic American Literature, Literary Criticism, Literary Genres, Mexican American Literature, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Poetry, Prose, Puerto Rican Culture, Spanish Speaking
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association.
Note: Paper presented at the fall Conference of the PSMLA (1973)